April 23, 2014

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Obesity among women of childbearing age: US, 2002-2012

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• In the United States in 2012, 25.1% of women ages 18-44 were obese. 
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•  The following states did not conduct BRFSS surveillance every year and are not included in U.S. rates for the respective years: AK(1990), AR(1990,1992), DC(1995), KS(1990,1991), HI(2004), NV(1990,1991), NJ(1990), WY(1990-1993).
•  Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index of 30 or more. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Percent reported is among women ages 18-44.
•  U.S. rate is the median for this indicator.
•  Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
•  Retrieved April 23, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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